A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Laud Misc. 78

Summary Catalogue no.: 1105

Bede on the Catholic Epistles, etc.; Germany (Eberbach?), c. 1200


Language(s): Latin

(fol. 1r)

Fragment of chant with musical notation

Incipit: ||mentes te pusillos cum maioribus
Explicit: Alleluia Alleluia Conser||

Cf. cantus006235zb, 600280a

2. (fos. 101v-103v)

Papal privileges to the Cistercian order

(fols. 101v-103r)
Anastasius IV

5 id. Dec, 1153, Jaffé 9772 (6744)

(fol. 103v)
Alexander III

5 id. March [sic] ⟨1171 × 1181⟩, Jaffé 14269 (9293)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 103 + i fols., foliated i, 1-104
Dimensions (leaf): 263 × 175 mm.
Dimensions (written): 187 × 122 mm.
Musical Notation:

Notation on staves of four lines (fol. 1r)


Coloured initials in red and yellow.


Provenance and Acquisition

Tentatively attributed by Palmer to the Eberbach scriptorium.

Characteristic Eberbach marginal annotations.

Possibly identifiable as d 34 in the Eberbach library catalogue of 1502.

William Laud, 1573-1645, 1638.

Part of his third donation to the Bodleian, 1639.

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2019) by Matthew Holford (with additional description of fols. 1v, 101v-103v), from the following sources:
Nigel F. Palmer, Zisterzienser und ihre Bücher: die mittelalterliche Bibliotheksgeschichte von Kloster Eberbach im Rheingau (Regensburg, 1998), p, 286 [date, physical description, provenance]
H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858-1885 [contents, acquisition]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2019-04-02: Description revised for Polonsky to incorporate all information in Palmer and Quarto catalogue with additional description from observation of MS.